Released seven years ago, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide offers a sort of murder flag in the distant future. Although really that should be “provided”. Earlier today, the developers of Regicide announced on Steam that the game has been discontinued and its servers closed. In brief announcement, the Hammerfall Publishing developers only said that they “will be venturing into new and exciting projects in the future.”
The Posted on Steam start by talking about user statistics for the last seven years, then the main axes. “Unfortunately, we regret to announce the immediate closure of our servers and will cancel the release of Steam, the Google Play Store, and the Apple App Store from today, October 19, 2022. .”
“For Game Conservation, Offline mode will still work for previous installs,” it added.
Confusingly, there seems to be a identical notice on the Regicide websiteexcept for one saying the servers were closed and Regicide removed on “Today, October 14, 2022.”
Regicide has had no more than double digits of players since 2016, with its all-time high of 516 concurrent players 7 years ago, according to SteamDB. However, it’s not ideal when a game that everyone has paid for suddenly loses some of its functionality – and especially when it happens without warning.
Suicide is most easily described as “40K chess”, but it has more going on than just checkered floors and chainsaw animations. RPS never reviewed it in its early access or final form, but, uh, commentator Lord Custard Smingleigh Written that, “Many people will hate it for mixing chess, but I love it for adding the rigor and strategy of chess to an otherwise light war game.”